Vernon Lee


Portrait of Violet Paget, aka Vernon Lee, by John Singer Sargent, 1881 Public domain

Violet Paget, more often known by her pen name Vernon Lee, was a historian and an art and literary critic, and she wrote on myriad subjects including music, travel, aesthetics, psychology and economics. And she was well known for her ghost stories.

Tracy's Research:

  • The European Society for the Study of English. “The International Vernon Lee Society.” http://essenglish.org/ivls/
  • Kenny, Dylan. “Between Me and My Real Self: On Vernon Lee.” The Paris Review. 4/3/2018. https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/04/03/between-me-and-my-real-self-on-vernon-lee/
  • Stein, Sadie. “Limbo.” The Paris Review. 11/25/2014. https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2014/11/25/limbo/
  • Knight, Judson. “Violet Paget.” Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2009. From Gale Biography In Context.
  • "Vernon Lee." St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers, Gale, 1998. Biography in Context.
  • Edel, Leon. “Henry James and Vernon Lee.” PMLA, Vol. 69, No. 3 (Jun., 1954). Via JSTOR. https://www.jstor.org/stable/460078
  • Vita-Finzi, Penelope. “Italian Background: Edith Wharton's Debt to Vernon Lee.” Edith Wharton Review, Vol. 13, No. 1, EDITH WHARTON AT YALE: A Special Issue,Part II (Fall 1996). Via JSTOR. https://www.jstor.org/stable/43516055
  • Pulham, Patricia. “Vernon Lee: A Forgotten Voice.” Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS), Vol. 5, No. 2 (1999). Via JSTOR. https://www.jstor.org/stable/41274057
  • Colby, Vineta. “Vernon Lee: A Literary Biography.” University of Virginia Press. 2003.

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